Oriental rice salad - hinode

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
4 Dried black mushrooms
2 tablespoons Soy sauce
2 tablespoons Rice vinegar
2 tablespoons Vegetable oil
1½ teaspoon Minced garlic
1 teaspoon Minced ginger
2 teaspoons Sesame oil
¼ teaspoon Salt
⅛ teaspoon Crushed red pepper
3 cups Cooked brown rice; preferably long-grain brown rice
4 ounces Lean ham slices; cut into matchstick pieces
¼ cup Frozen peas; thawed
1 small Carrot; grated
1 small Red bell pepper; cut into matchstick pieces
2 Green onions; trimmed with green tops, thinly sliced

VINAIGRETTE

SALAD

1. Soak mushrooms in warm water to cover for 20 minutes; drain. Cut off and discard stems and thinly slice caps. set aside.

2. Combine vinaigrette ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until well blended.

3. Place mushrooms, rice, ham, peas, carrot, bell pepper, and green onions in a large bowl. Add vinaigrette and mix well.

EACH: 341 cals, 31%cff, (12g fat), 48g carbs, (4g fiber), 12g protein; 983 mg sodium, Vit. A and C.

To make 3 cups of Hinode California Brown Long Grain Rice: bring 2 cups water to a rolling boil. Stir in 1 cup rice. Season with 1 tablespoon butter or margarine and ½ teaspoon salt (optional). Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 50 minutes, or until all liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat (do not stir) and let stand 10 minutes. Fluff with fork and serve immediately. For firmer rice, use ¼-cup less water and simmer for a shorter time.

Recipe by: Hinode California Rice Posted to EAT-LF Digest by PatHanneman <kitpath@...> on Feb 10, 1999, converted by MM_Buster v2.0l.

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